Ashley 'Dotty' Charles: 'Purveyors of hate have turned trolling into a business. We have the power to turn the tables'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; 21 brilliant ideas to remake the world Life and style Ashley ’Dotty’ Charles: ’Purveyors of hate have turned trolling into a business. We have the power to turn the Läs mer…

Facebook struggled to remove sensitive content under Covid lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has admitted it struggled to remove content that promoted suicide or exploited children after global lockdowns forced it to rely more heavily on automatic moderation. Facebook sent many Läs mer…

I set up a TikTok house: a Trump ban would be a huge blow to teenagers | Timothy Armoo

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As Donald Trump threatens to ban TikTok in the US, the social media app beloved of teenagers has suddenly aroused the interest of an older generation. Many are asking Läs mer…

Government paid Vote Leave AI firm to analyse UK citizens’ tweets

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Privacy campaigners have expressed alarm after the government revealed it had hired an artificial intelligence firm to collect and analyse the tweets of UK citizens as part of a Läs mer…

Microsoft’s Tiktok deal: bargain of the decade or a $50bn blunder?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; TikTok Jury is out on whether video-sharing site could make Microsoft a social media giant Donald Trump’s trade war with China has forced TikTok’s parent to sell the site. Läs mer…

How Amazon puts misinformation on your reading list | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Algorithms routinely come up with ‘recommendations’ for anti-vax ‘bestsellers’ or juices that cure cancer It’s a truism that we live in a “digital age”. It would be more accurate Läs mer…

What is WeChat and why is Trump targeting it?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On Friday, Donald Trump issued twin executive orders that would ban any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive Läs mer…

How TikTok Found Itself in the Middle of a U.S.-China Tech War

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; First they went after Huawei. Then it was gummy bears singing Adele. TikTok–the social-media platform where primarily Gen Z users share dance routines and zany memes involving crooning fruit Läs mer…

Facebook removes Trump post over false Covid-19 claim for first time

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Post included video in which Trump wrongly said that children were ‘almost immune’ from illness Facebook has removed a post from Donald Trump’s page for spreading false information about Läs mer…

The Guardian view on empty offices: goodbye to all that? | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Work & careers The Guardian view on empty offices: goodbye to all that? Editorial The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a digitally driven trend that was already in train. Läs mer…

Trump says US should take share of proceeds from proposed TikTok sale – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 1:24 Donald Trump says the Treasury should receive a share of proceeds from the proposed sale of Chinese-owned video app TikTok. The president’s plans come after he Läs mer…

Microsoft Confirms It Is in Talks to Buy the U.S. Arm of TikTok as Trump Threatens Ban

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (NEW YORK) — Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with Läs mer…

Facebook Complies With Brazilian Judge’s Order to Block 12 Accounts Accused of Running a Fake News Network

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (BRASILIA, Brazil) — Facebook announced Saturday it has obeyed a Brazilian judge’s order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters who are Läs mer…

Carl Bergstrom: 'People are using data to bullshit'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Science Interview Tim Adams The evolutionary biologist on data manipulation, fake news, and the importance of using science as a lie detector Carl Bergstrom: ‘Calling people gullible Läs mer…

Florida Teen Charged Over Massive Twitter Hack, Bitcoin Scam

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (LONDON) — A Florida teen hacked the Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin, authorities Läs mer…

Twitter says spear-phishing attack on employees led to breach

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter said a large hack two weeks ago targeted a small number of employees through a phone “spear-phishing” attack. The social media platform said the hackers targeted about 130 Läs mer…

Is the #ChallengeAccepted trend simply a Miss Instagram pageant or something more? | Nadine Cohen

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In 2020, as a global pandemic enters its eighth deadly month, Black Lives Matter protests continue across the world and the US presidential campaign nobody wants ramps up, cutting Läs mer…

Twitter in turmoil after month of crisis leads to concerns over leadership

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A month of crisis at Twitter has reignited concerns that the company’s part-time chief executive and years of accumulated “technical debt” have left it dangerously vulnerable to malicious attackers Läs mer…

Survivors Urge Facebook to Remove Holocaust Denial Posts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (BERLIN) — Holocaust survivors around the world are lending their voices to a campaign launched Wednesday targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial Läs mer…

I joined the Twitter boycott – but racism on social media is just the tip of the iceberg | Owen Jones

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Social media I joined the Twitter boycott – but racism on social media is just the tip of the iceberg Owen Jones Amid the anger over Wiley’s bigoted Läs mer…

‘Big companies aren’t bad’: Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs to testify in historic antitrust hearing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; “Companies aren’t bad just because they are big,” Facebook executive Mark Zuckerberg is set to tell Congress on Wednesday, as the world’s most powerful technology companies face a historic Läs mer…

Why are millennials and Gen Z turning to Instagram as a news source?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; For many young people, clicking on to Instagram to get the latest news is now as second nature as picking up a daily newspaper once was to generations before. Läs mer…

Yaël Eisenstat: 'Facebook is ripe for manipulation and viral misinformation'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Facebook Interview Ian Tucker The ex-CIA officer on why she lasted only six months at the tech giant and her fears about its role in the forthcoming Läs mer…

US army retreats from Twitch as recruitment drive backfires

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US military Withdrawal follows criticism over alleged use of game streaming site to attract recruits A US army esports team. The army has ‘has paused streaming to review internal Läs mer…

Twitter Says It’s Cracking Down on Accounts Linked to QAnon Conspiracy Theory

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (HONG KONG) — Twitter said it would crack down on accounts and content related to QAnon, the far-right U.S. conspiracy theory popular among supporters of President Donald Trump. The Läs mer…

The age of blunt diplomacy? Twitter can be used to escalate global conflict, study says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter Trump isn’t the only one to fire off shots at other world leaders; Twitter can amplify misunderstandings and spread disinformation Donald Trump taps his mobile phone screen on Läs mer…

TikTok fails to shake off authoritarian links to Chinese state

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; TikTok Video-sharing app continues to generate unease over privacy and censorship issues TikTok excluded content covering topics including the Hong Kong protests, Tiananmen Square, Falun Gong and Taiwan. Photograph: Läs mer…

Experts Say Massive Twitter Breach Undermines Trust in the Platform

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (HONG KONG) — A breach in Twitter’s security that allowed hackers to break into the accounts of leaders and technology moguls is one of the worst attacks in recent Läs mer…